Dr Iain Morley

Dr Iain Morley

Dr Iain Morley is Academic Coordinator of the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford, where he is a member of St. Hugh's and Keble Colleges. A Palaeolithic archaeologist and Palaeoanthropologist, he has taught human evolution at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford since 2002. His research pursues several related ‘big questions’, concerning Palaeolithic imagery, the emergence of ritual and religion, and the evolutionary origins and archaeology of music, which was the subject of his Ph.D. research at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Iain has worked as a field archaeologist at prehistoric and classical excavations in Britain, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Libya, Italy and Greece, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

His most recent publications include:

Ritual, Play and Belief, in Evolution and Early Human Societies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018

The Prehistory of Music: Human Evolution, Archaeology, and the Origins of Musicality. Oxford University Press, Oxford (Paperback 2018).